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Feb 21, 2013 10:00am PST
applause] my name is jon stewart. my guest tonight author helaine olen. she's going to talk about her book "pound foolish" about the financial industry and how it's serving you perfectly. [laughter] let's begin with the president. as you may know barack obama is a student of history. he learned two things in particular from the greatest president in history abraham lincoln. one when putting together a cabinet you need assemble a team of rivals and two, you cannot kill a vampire with an axe. you need a built-in shotgun in that mother humper. lincoln the vampire. [ laughter ] [ laughter ] didn't take off like we thought it would. [ laughter ] but to the first point when it came time to choose a secretary of defense barack obama demonstrated lincoln-esque team rivalling by choosing former nebraska senator chuck haaag -- hagge -- hagel. [ laughter ] he is a republican. a two term senator, vietnam vet. he was a simple process away from achieving that relatively only minor as secretary of lincoln's legacy but still it was doing this having hagel or doing that and you know, nobody wants to s
Feb 21, 2013 8:00pm EST
,. >> host: helaine olen, we are going to take a short break. may i suggest we get some coffee. and we will be right back. >> we were going to go make this thing a viable company again. we were all focused and we were going to design and build and sell the world's best vehicles. we are going to move quickly and we need your support. we need your input. we changed a few things about the board meetings. we shorten them considerably. we stayed away and did not get in the weeds on how you build a car, but the bigger questions of financing, positioning, marketing, that sort of thing. we kept them informed and we just took off. >> ed whitaker on an american turnaround on "after words", part of booktv on c-span2. look for more online. like us on facebook. >> "after words" continues with helaine olen and her book on personal finance industry, "pound foolish." >> host: helaine olen, we were talking about some financial products that were so bad that probably no one should be looking at them with variable annuities, financial products, it offers you a future income between now and then. and i ha
Feb 21, 2013 11:00pm EST
"after words," journalists helaine olen talks about the personal finance history. her book is "pound foolish: exposing the dark side of the personal finance industry" she sat down with russell wilds of good posts last month. >> host: helaine, i enjoyed your book weidner managed and i look forward to discussing it. it was a pleasurable read, very easy to read and i was caught a set title exposing the dark side of the personal finance industry, which later in the book you call the personal finance industry complex come which includes huddled investment tanks in brokers and planners, but the financial media. seminar theaters, newsletter publishers. through that includes yourself and not hunch is a former columnist for "the l.a. times." you get their money makeover column. you include yourself as part of this complex and point out with some guilt that you are responsible for giving people an illusion of control. you talk about that throughout the book. what do you mean by addition of control? >> guest: personal-finance starts in the 1930s with sylvia porter and it's a spinoff out of the
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